Sep 062007
 

According to Wired News, U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero struck down parts of the revised Patriot Act today, saying investigators must have a court’s approval before they can order Internet providers to turn over records without telling customers. Judge Marrero ruled back in 2004 that National Security letters violate the Constitution because they amounted to unreasonable search and seizure. In this latest ruling he stated that the Patriot Act “offends the fundamental constitutional principles of checks and balances and separation of powers.” It’s nice to know that somebody in the judicial system still understand why it was put there in the first place.

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